Environmental Education

New Directions in Environmental Education & Communication

Royal Roads University Workshop leader: Dr. Richard Kool, Associate ProfessorEnvironmental Education & Communication Program Dr. Kool will lead presentations on a set of three themes:

  • "Nature Deficit Disorder": what do we know about how children connect with nature and what we can do to encourage that connection.
  • Hope and despair in environmental education and communication: the psychological impact of the language that we use.
  • Changing Behaviours: the use of persuasive communication and the power of social norms.

Ready, Set, Survive!

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaPreparation can make the difference between staying safe and surviving in the outdoors. We'll reveal the 10 essentials for your pack, how to use them and what to use in the environment in case of an emergency. Learn to identify edible plants, ways to construct a shelter and effective signaling methods. Read More

Fun Fescue Frolic

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area Do up your boots and tackle the 4.8 km Fescue Trail with your family! Discover birds, animals, grasslands and Area history on this guided interpretive hike. Games and various activities will make this a day to remember! Bring a bagged lunch and come prepared to be outside. Recommended for ages 6+. Read More

Know Your Neighbours, Battle Your Invaders!

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaJoin forces with naturalist Andrew Stiles and help fight the invasive species battle! Discover how to protect native plants by taking on weeds. Bring your gloves for this hands-on event and dress for the weather.Date: Tuesday, June 26Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.Who: Family Programs (kids 5 yrs and up)Fee: $6.00/adult and $2.00/child Advanced registration required (call 403-931-2042) Read More

Range Rovers: Grassland Birds

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaFlock to the Conservation Area to join local bird expert Gus Yaki for this enlightening interpretive hike. Please dress for the weather and bring your binoculars!Date: Saturday, June 2Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m.Who: Family Programs (kids 5 yrs and up)Fee: $6.00/adult and $2.00/child Advanced registration required (call 403-931-2042) Read More

Pond Critters and Grassland Bugs

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area Buzz, ribbit, splash! After this critter hunt, you’ll never say “yuck” to bugs again! Program runs rain or shine, please dress for the weather.Date: Saturday, June 23Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.Who: Family Programs (kids 5 yrs and up)Fee: $6.00/adult and $2.00/childAdvanced registration required - call 403-931-2042. Read More

Wildflower Walkabout

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaWondering about wildflowers? Discover the abundance of flowers, plants, and shrubs that bloom at the Cross Conservation Area and throughout the Foothills. Date: Thursday, June 14Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.Who: AdultsFee: $8.00Advanced registration required (call 403-931-2042) Read More

Alberta Working Group for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development


Are you concerned about education for environmental integrity, economic viability and social justice in Alberta?Are you prepared to invest your imagination and time to envision education for sustainable development in Alberta? An emerging network of individuals and representatives from provincial organizations and institutions invites you to participate in this vital, UN based initiative. Read More

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Call for Nominations for the 2007 Canadian Excellence in Environmental Education Awards

Calling all Environmental Educators!

It is time to nominate your favorite and much-deserving colleague, NGO and/or institution for an award!

What Is EECOM?

EECOM is the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communications - a national, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to engage Canadians in learning about their environment. It enables teachers in both the formal education system as well as educators and communicators in all other sectors of Canadian society to work together in ways that nurture environmentally informed and responsible individuals, organizations and communities. EECOM has broad-based representation from many disciplines and professions. It is multi-sectoral and multi-regional, and this concept permeates both the structure and mandate of this all-volunteer network. Read More


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